• New Agent Portal Update

    New Agent Portal Update!

    Our new Agent Portal, coming in late 2020, can be explored today! We encourage you to check out the new Agent Portal that will showcase a modern look and feel, that is simplistic and easy-to-use. The new web-based system offers a robust engine, sleek user interface, and strategic business management tools that will help you daily. September 08, 2020
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  • American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter

    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - September 8, 2020

    Click here to read the September 8, 2020, AACI Newsletter including general updates on what is happening in congress, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) updates on distribution, USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) releases Farm Sector Income Forecast, USDA August Announcements, USDA designates Iowa Distaster Areas following Derecho, USDA tightens farm eligibility rules, Commodity Credit Corporation announced rates for September, and a save the date for AACI's virtual Fall Meeting. September 08, 2020
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    USDA Designates 18 Iowa Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designated 18 Iowa counties as primary natural disaster areas, enabling producers who suffered losses because of the recent Derecho, that occurred on August 10, 2020, to be eligible for emergency loans. September 04, 2020
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  • RMA announces date changes due to COVID-19

    RMA Update: Extending COVID-19 Relief

    Beginning in March, the Risk Management Agency (RMA) began issuing Manager’s Bulletins to provide program flexibilities in response to COVID-19. As a continued response to COVID-19, the RMA has released MGR-20-026. This bulletin supplements the earlier relief authorized by the following Manager’s Bulletins: MGR-20-005, MGR-20-008, MGR-20-009, and MGR-20-013. August 28, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - Some farmers now able to hay, graze or chop cover crops early

    On Monday, August 17, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert regarding USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) issuing a press release announcing that farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres in select counties in North Dakota and South Dakota will be permitted to hay, graze, or chop those fields beginning Sept. 1 rather than Nov. 1. Click here for a brief overview of the program changes. August 17, 2020
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    USDA announces additional eligible commodities for CFAP

    The USDA announces additions to CFAP commodities. The application deadline is extended to September 11, 2020, and to producers that have approved applications to receive final payments. August 11, 2020
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    USDA Announces Changes to Emergency Haying and Grazing Provisions

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. August 11, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - Haying and Grazing of CRP Acres

    On Friday, August 7, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert regarding the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) announcing changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), including the changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. Read more! August 10, 2020
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    Bring your farmers the best in field technology with Field Insights™

    Our updated Map Components, including Field Conditions and the Crop Growth & Harvest feature, provide helpful data for your farmers' fields but does not rely solely on the map to relay that information. July 30, 2020
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    2021 NAU Country Photo Calendar Contest

    We are gathering photos from the farm in preparation for our 2021 NAU Country Photo Calendar. The theme for this edition is Fun on the Farm! That means any farm-related photos, we want to see - the funnier the better! July 30, 2020
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    USDA/RMA Customer Survey

    The Informational Memorandum is announcing an upcoming FPAC Customer Experience Survey that is being conducted by the Customer Experience Division (CXD) within the FPAC Business Center (FBC). July 29, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - HEALS ACT

    On Tuesday, July 28, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert regarding the newly released COVID Relief/Phase 4 package known as the HEALS Act. Click here for a brief overview of the agriculture related provisions of each package and our outlook on what to expect moving forward. July 28, 2020
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  • American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter

    American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) Newsletter - July 27, 2020

    Click here to read the July 27, 2020, AACI Newsletter including general updates on what is happening in congress, COVID-19 updates on negotiations for their next relief package, Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) updates on distribution, LGM Policy Improvements, and the UDSA Issues Report on Beef Price Margin. Read more! July 27, 2020
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    USDA announces Livestock Gross Margin insurance program improvements

    USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced changes to the Livestock Gross Margin (LGM) insurance program for cattle and swine beginning in the 2021 crop year. July 24, 2020
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  • RMA announces date changes due to COVID-19

    RMA Update: COVID-19 FSA Acreage Reporting Date changes

    Given the current situation surrounding COVID-19, the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced additional information on the FSA Acreage Reporting Date as well as Manager's Bulletin MGR-20-015 that was issued on May 28, 2020. July 13, 2020
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    USDA improves crop insurance policies with new options

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced changes to several crop insurance policies improving options for producers, including introducing a new Quality Loss Option, a new unit structure assignment option for Enterprise Units (EU) and new procedures for Multi-County Enterprise Units (MCEU). July 13, 2020
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    From the USDA: Additional Commodities now eligible for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

    An initial list of additional commodities have been added to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Producers will be able to submit applications that include these commodities on Monday, July 13, 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for CFAP through August 28, 2020, which helps offset price declines and additional marketing costs because of the coronavirus pandemic. July 10, 2020
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    NAU Country Connection Webinar Series wants to hear from you!

    We want to extend a sincere thank you to everyone that attended our NAU Country Connection webinar series this last spring. We hope you enjoyed all the valuable topics! We plan to continue these NAU Country Connection webinars this fall. These webinars will not only focus on system trainings, but also informational product trainings. We are looking for ideas from you, on what you would like a refresher on. Contact us today! July 09, 2020
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    USDA and FSA have both added additional flexibilities for producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing additional flexibilities for producers to file on acres with failed crops or crops that were prevented from planting because of extreme weather events. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is adding these flexibilities for Notice of Loss on both insured and uninsured crops to enable Service Centers to best assist producers. July 08, 2020
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    AACI Issue Alert - Three important USDA announcements

    On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the American Association of Crop Insurers (AACI) issued an AACI Issue Alert around three important press releases that went out last week from the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Risk Management Agency (RMA). July 07, 2020
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